KINGSTON, Jamaica (AFP) — Younis Khan became the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs on Sunday, reaching the landmark shortly after tea on the third day of the first Test against West Indies.
Younis Khan reached another Test milestone at Sabina Park on Sunday, becoming the first Pakistan player to reach 10,000 runs in the longest format.
The 39-year-old – already his country’s record run-scorer in five-day action – earned a spot in the record books during Pakistan’s previous Test series against Australia when his 175 not out in the third Test made him the first player to score hundreds in 11 countries.
Having ended the Australia series 23 shy of 10,000 Test runs, Younis made it to the landmark figure on day three of the first Test with West Indies.
He came close to getting there with a six late in the afternoon session when a lofted drive off Devendra Bishoo landed just short of the rope at long-on, the four taking him to 21 for the innings.
Younis, who is set to retire after this series, could only manage one more run before tea, meaning he headed to the dressing room stuck on 9,999 career runs.
Yet a career-defining moment arrived in the first over after the resumption of play as he swept Roston Chase for four – taking Pakistan to 129-2 in reply to their hosts’ 286 all out.
Younis, who ran towards his side’s dressing room in celebration, is the 13th player to reach 10,000 Test runs.
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